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BJP flays nomination of former mayor

Bhubaneswar: Two days after BJD fielded former mayor Ananta Narayan Jena from Bhubaneswar-Central assembly section, the BJP on Saturday raked up the problem of alleged sex clip that includes Jena and alleged murder of a early life. The BJP’s Bhubaneswar Lok Sabha nominee Aparajita Sarangi mentioned the BJD has fielded several candidates, including Jena, towards whom there are critical allegations of murder and sexual harassment.
“Everyone is aware of about the involvement of ex-mayor of Bhubaneswar in the murder of an engineering scholar Rishi and also a video of him is still doing the rounds in the web. The more or less candidates the executive minister has nominated from BJD for a prestigious constituency like Bhubaneswar-Central is worrisome,” mentioned Sarangi. The BJP demanded withdrawal of Jena’s candidature as a mark of recognize to ladies.

“During the campaign when I'm assembly women in the constituency they lift issues of safety and security. Many mentioned they want their representative to be a man of virtue and not at all a tainted particular person towards whom there are allegations of murder and sexual abuse,” she mentioned.

She also criticised the federal government for increasing cases of crime towards women. According to the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB)- 2016 Odisha ranks 3rd in the nation in cases of rape and assault towards women.

On one hand BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik is speaking about women empowerment and giving 33% reservation to ladies in politics, while on the different he has fielded candidates towards whom there are critical allegations of sexual abuse towards women, mentioned president of state wing of BJP Mahila Morcha Pravati Parida.

BJP also alleged that BJD fielded several candidates, including Udala MLA candidate Srinath Soren, Pipili MLA candidate Pradeep Maharathy, Puri MLA candidate Maheswar Mohanty, Talcher MLA candidate Braja Pradhan towards whom there are allegations of sexual harassment and misbehaviour against women.

A delegation of state BJP on Saturday also moved the Chief Electoral Office (CEO) towards Ananta Narayan Jena for nonetheless continuing as chairman of Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA), an place of job of profit.

Denying the allegations levelled towards him by way of BJP, Jena mentioned, “I have always worked as according to rules and morality. I have always maintained ethics in my lifestyles. Development of people and implementating the schemes of my govt are the principle motto of my lifestyles. People know what I'm and they are always with me. All those are baseless allegations and hate campaign towards me are being done with an ulterior purpose. But people perceive this.”

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